2013-2014 Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations

Docket ID: FWS-HQ-NWRS-2013-0074
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Parent Agency: Department of the Interior (DOI)
We updated our refuge-specific regulations for the 2013 to 2014 hunting season. This action is part of an annual update for the National Wildlife Refuge System that ensures adequate public notice of openings and changes. We operate hunting and fishing programs on refuges to implement the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1996 directives to facilitate compatible priority wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities.
RIN: 1018-AZ87
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business, Governmental Jurisdictions)
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 32
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 5 USC 301, 16 USC 664, 16 USC 668dd to 668ee, 16 USC 715i
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: State
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business, Governmental Jurisdictions
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM09/24/201378 FR 58753
NPRM Comment Period End10/24/2013
Final Action03/17/201479 FR 14809
Final Action Effective03/17/2014
Final Action; Correction04/02/201479 FR18478
Final Action; Correction Effective04/02/2014
Correcting Amendments04/18/201479 FR 21874
Correcting Amendments Effective04/18/201479 FR 21874
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Oct 24, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/24/2013
ID: FWS-HQ-NWRS-2013-0074-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 04/18/2014
ID: FWS-HQ-NWRS-2013-0074-1426
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 04/02/2014
ID: FWS-HQ-NWRS-2013-0074-1425
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 03/17/2014
ID: FWS-HQ-NWRS-2013-0074-1424

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/30/2013
ID: FWS-HQ-NWRS-2013-0074-0035


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Brian Salem
Conservation Policy Analyst
703 358-2397
4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Arlington, VA 22203
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